Businessman and philanthropist Ibrahim Y. El-Hibri passed away on August 23, 2007.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, on September 8, 1936, Ibrahim became a successful telecommunications engineer and entrepreneur who built nationwide telecommunication networks in many countries around the world. In his later years, he focused on life sciences, supporting the development of life saving vaccines. Among numerous other accomplishments, Ibrahim received official decorations for extraordinary deeds from the Governments of Germany, Lebanon and Venezuela.
As an unwavering philanthropist, Ibrahim was tireless in his support of children and orphans in Lebanon and other parts of the world. His generosity, kindness, and commitment to these endeavors in the spirit of Islam will be sorely missed. The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation will carry on his legacy.
Ibrahim was the beloved husband of Liane El-Hibri and father of Fuad and Samir El-Hibri and Yasmine Gibellini. He had six grandchildren, whom he cherished and adored. He is also survived by his father, Yahia El-Hibri, two sisters, Dr. Azizah Al-Hibri and Dr. Huda Zoghbi, and two brothers, Dr. Jamal El-Hibri and Dr. Tayeb El-Hibri.
The traditional 4-day memorial service was held for him on November 18, 2007, during which his son, Fuad, delivered remarks about his father's life and accomplishments.
Mr. El-Hibri was the very first subscriber to Al-Hewar Magazine back in 1989. We will remain forever grateful to Mr. El-Hibri for his ceaseless encouragement for our efforts over the years.
God bless his soul.